MAN ARRESTED FOR HOUSEBREAKING AND THEFT WITHIN 10 HOURS

The police have arrested a 50-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and theft.

 

On 16 July 2020 at about 9.15am, the police received a report that a residential unit along Marsiling Road was broken into and a mobile phone was missing.

 

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on the same day at about 5.30pm.

 

The man will be charged in court on 18 July 2020 with housebreaking and theft under Section 451 of the Penal Code which which carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years, and a fine.

 

The police would like to advise all property owners to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

 

Secure all doors, roller shutters, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled padlocks when leaving your premises unattended;

Install a burglar alarm, motion sensor light and/or CCTVs, to cover the access points into your premises. Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition; and

Refrain from keeping large sums of cash at commercial premises.

 

Source: Singapore Police Force